Success Stories from Rotary’s Youth Incentive Program

    President Jim Leet (Boutin-Jones) welcomed us all to what was to be one of the most inspiring Zoom meetings as we heard from the young people our club aided in pursuing their education. Dick Noonan (California State Railroad Museum) started us off with the Thought of the Day on National Nurses Day on […]

Young Professionals Take Over (and Make Cocktails)

  President-for-the-day Jamie Furlong (Bangerter Financial Services) greeted all of us in our individual Zoom windows and called the meeting to order. She informed us that the Young Professionals now represent 7% of our club’s membership, with 19 members. Megan Wygant (Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts) shared our thought for the day, a […]

Our First Small Group Break Out Meeting

    As our meeting began, Past President Diane Woodruff financially incentivized our own Bill Shubb (U.S. District Court) to perform on his ukulele a George Burns and Dean Martin Classic – “Old Bones Inside An Old Raincoat.” This lively time was a perfect introduction to the meeting. President Jim Leet (Boutin/Jones Inc.) then called […]

Rotary Zooms Into The Cloud

  As we begin month two (2) of the economic shutdown, President Jim Leet (Boutin/Jones Inc.) called to order our second prudent and socially distant meeting.   Pulitzer prize winning Author Nancy Teichert  provided our thought for the day as she reminded us all to help others during this unprecedented time of need. Nancy thanked […]

Rotary Goes Virtual

  President Jim began by thanking Rotary’s own heroes: Latoya, Barbara, and Sulaf who have single-handedly kept our club going throughout the COVID-19 Stay-At-Home Order. Jim Leet (Boutin Jones, Inc.) pushed enter and Rotary’s first virtual meeting began. Jim quoted the Greek Philosopher Heraclitus and noted that “There is nothing permanent except change.” Those words especially […]

Time To Rise Against Hunger

  President Jim Leet (Boutin Jones, Inc.) called our meeting to order by giving special thanks to Mike Bullington (DOJ Certified Firearms Safety Instructor) for greeting us with a few melodies on the piano and for capturing the day with photos, to our greeters, Ted White (Sacramento Delta Property Management), Lonnie Martin (Vistage International), and […]

Jean Runyon Day!

    President Jim Leet (Boutin Jones Inc.) kicked off the month of March by acknowledging the role of women in history. Accordingly, March 8 is International Women’s Day. Robyn Delong (Caldwell Banker) regaled the members with tales of King Arthur’s days, when chivalrous knights and damsels in distress roamed the land. How Arthur, finding […]

The Superbowl Revisited

Our esteemed President Jim Leet (Boutin/Jones Inc.) called the meeting to order. He thanked Mike Bullington for his introductory piano recital, and our greeters, Danny Gemma (HUB International) and Neil MacMullan (FARO Consulting & Solutions). Jim also thanked Cheryl Marcell (CA State Railroad Museum Foundation) for sponsoring the wine reception and tending bar, John Swentowsky […]

Dale Carlson – Giving Much More Than a Good Night’s Sleep

February 4th’s meeting began with a warm welcome by President Elect Kevin Smith-Fagan (Fairytale Town). Special thanks were given to our greeters, John Shelby (Merchants Bank of Commerce), Julie Sherry (Watson Companies, Inc.) and Paul Keefer (Pacific Charter Institute). Kevin also thanked Jeff Setzer (Setzer Forest Products, Inc.) for sponsoring the wine reception, John Swentowsky […]